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    I just saw this and it kind of makes me mad. I really don't like schools having so much control over our kids. Even before we went Primal the school lunch was unfit to eat.

    Chicago school bans homemade lunches, the latest in national food fight - Yahoo! News


    I am not sure if the photo is of a good lunch or one they want to get rid of.....
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  • #2
    What's funny about this:
    I regularly took Pad Thai, spaghetti, steak, and other leftovers to school for lunch. I didn't care that it was cold. I usually had a piece of fruit and a soda or, more often, a canteen of water to go with the leftovers.
    Almost all the kids that bought school lunch that I ate with went through the same line and got 2 rafts of french fries, then went over to the coke machine and got a Dr. Pepper.
    EVEN ACCORDING TO CW, my lunch wasn't exactly healthy, but it beat the hell out of theirs.
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    • #3
      It's Chicago what do you expect?
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      • #4
        Wow. That`s horrible. I`m with you, the control part really gets to me.
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        • #5
          State of Ohio is wanting to get BMI info on students to force the kids into school lunch programs for "healthier" kids. I've opted all my kids out of this while I can and you still have to option to pack lunches here thank God. My oldest daughter accidentally forgot her lunch last Friday and ate a school lunch and said "crap tastes better than this shit and crap is healthier for you".
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          • #6
            Poorer kids are also more likely to be obese or overweight than middle class kids, and to consume a bigger proportion of their calories while at school.
            What do you want to bet most of those kids are eating the school lunch since they get it for free? Apparently 86% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. What I would like to see is a study on the fitness of kids on the school lunch program compared to off of it.

            Regardless, I would be livid if I had a child in that school. No way would I accept being told I had to give my child what they said. What about kids from families with dietary preferences that do not stem from allergies? Kosher, halal, hindu, vegetarian/vegan, Catholics who won't eat meat on Fridays, etc. There are so many cultural foodways out there, they can't make everyone happy.
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            • #7
              Horrifying......
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              • #8
                That is maddening.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kenn View Post
                  It's Chicago what do you expect?
                  I expect even a street side chicago dog to have more nutrition than... THAT

                  Man, can we get chef Tyler Florence back in the schools? At least his stuff was remotely healthy!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                    I expect even a street side chicago dog to have more nutrition than... THAT

                    Man, can we get chef Tyler Florence back in the schools? At least his stuff was remotely healthy!
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                    • #11
                      What saddens me about this is that a school lunch normally costs more to make and serve than the child pays for it. Even if you're paying full price, after all is said and done, the school eats half to all of the cost of the lunch. So the school os constantly in the hole for the lunch program. The solution to this would be to make it where only the children where it is economically necessary get lunch ( a HEALTHY lunch, not tater tots and a soda), everyone else brings their own or goes out to get food. Instead, they take it to the other extreme: everyone has to eat the same unhealthy meal, and the school pays through the nose.
                      'Cause that makes sense...
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                      • #12
                        I've been the WatchDOG dad at my son's (he's 10) school a couple times a year for the last few years and I would say that I am not impressed with the school lunches but I'm also not impressed with the packed lunches that the students bring. I can see where a school would ban packed lunches. I've seen lots of chips (crisps for those of you not in the USofA), fruit chews, and other junk food items. You get to see what the kids are eating because the call adults over all the time to open packs of food like items.
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                        • #13
                          geeez. How is that even remotely legal to say parents can not pack a lunch for their child. I can guarantee you my kids eat healthier meals than any school lunch. And quite frankly, if I want to throw a treat in from time to time that's not the school's business. I am also opposed to banning happy meal toys. Parents who know how to parent dont need the government to dictate what they can and can not feed their kids. Parents who dont know how to parent are not going to be helped by the government anyway.

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                          • #14
                            I think it's horrifying, but I do agree with Daenomized's point. Anyone see the Food Revolution where Jamie was looking at the lunches kids brought, and how horrible they were? (Lunchables, ect). And his fight against flavoured milks?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gojirama View Post
                              I think it's horrifying, but I do agree with Daenomized's point. Anyone see the Food Revolution where Jamie was looking at the lunches kids brought, and how horrible they were? (Lunchables, ect). And his fight against flavoured milks?
                              It was deplorable. There were some kids who were refusing to eat the new, healthier food and their parents sent them to school with bags of Froot Loops. I don't think the school would be out of line to send information home to the parents about some guidelines for a healthy lunch but their guidelines would likely be very different from mine. They'd probably think Lunchables were fine. I'm on the fence about banning certain foods outright. I don't think kids should be given sweet snacks and drinks on a daily basis but I also don't like the state taking the parent's place.

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